This line of work is the exploration of human interiors . . . as expressions of human psychology and the historically varied styles of architectural design, both structurally and as surface adornment, that also is full of human symbolism. The inspiration for my architectural interiors come through my process of living, discovering new people and places, as well as purposely searching for and inquiring after particular kinds of interiors – for example . . . the New Zealand bach or beach-house. Also, any pictorial form, such as books and magazines can occasionally stand out as a significant subject for expression. I will continue to explore human-living interiors as portraits of the people living in them. I allow my direction to develop naturally without forcing it prematurely into new possibilities, but I do see a bolder and even more decisive and powerful approach coming, with more imaginative colour combinations and the introduction of other elements plus the changing of the architectural structure. Exploring the various functional forms of home architecture and their various historical styles and ideas as places still lived in within our contemporary world.
Interior Expressions These paintings are a unity of both our worldly interior living spaces and the universal abstract space of expansive energy. Every object and structural feature of an interior is alive with the presence of the people who have chosen, collected and created them. I paint interiors as landscapes of mountains and hills, canyons and spaces of distance and sky. Corners of rooms unfold, like pages of a book, into mysterious shades and dimensions of atmosphere that move towards infinity. A house interior is a maze of human movement; right angled turns, up and down, walls x4, corners intersecting with floors and ceilings, entries and exits, window views outwards or curtains closed, inward. The positive power of contrast, light and dark, black and white, positive and negative magnetic attraction and reaction is also an aspect of my work, along with momentum and speed of both mind and light, with which these works are filled.